New Delhi: Hours after Nirbhaya convicts were hanged, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to emphasise on the importance of women safety in the country. Asserting the milestones achieved by “Nari Shakti”, Modi said we should build a nation where the focus should be on woman empowerment and equality. Also Read - 'If PM Modi Doesn't Allow...': Trump Warns India of 'Retaliation' if US Order of Hydroxychloroquine Not Released
“Justice has prevailed. It’s of utmost importance to ensure dignity&safety of women. Our Nari Shakti has excelled in every field. Together,we have to build a nation where the focus is on women empowerment,where there’s emphasis on equality & opportunity,” PM Modi said. Also Read - PM Modi Speaks to Bahrain King, Discusses COVID-19 Situation, Financial Markets
The Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case convicts —-Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur, Mukesh Singh and Pawan Gupta—were hanged on Friday 5:30 AM, seven years after the gruesome incident shook the nation’s conscience. This execution of the convicts took place at Delhi’s Tihar jail amid high security. Also Read - 'Suspending MPLADS Will Cause Delays in Devolution of Funds,' Shashi Tharoor Writes to PM Modi
Notably, the case pertains to the gruesome gangrape of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student, later dubbed as Nirbhaya, by six men in a moving bus on December 16, 2012. Her male friend was also assaulted following which the duo was thrown on the road. She succumbed to her injuries thirteen days later.
The attackers inserted rod inside her vagina and ripped her intestines apart. The brutality of the crime shook the nation to the core, leading to wide-spread protests and a drastic change in the country’s rape laws.